Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flea market find


My flea market find this week is something I picked up some time ago but has been sitting in my garage patiently waiting its debut. I bought the pair for a whopping $5 and felt like the luckiest girl alive. I do however realise that whilst $5 may have been a bargain, re-wiring them and buying new shades may not turn out to be the most financially viable decision I've made. But hey, love is blind and I do love them. 




I particularly love the beautiful detail of the soft green leaves and sunburnt yellow sunflower heads. Unfortunately my novice photography doesn't really give them justice.

Any ideas on what kind of shape I should consider for the shades?


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13 comments:

Selina said...

Ooh, I think a nice little squat triangle shape one would good! Love the delicate flowers on them, very sweet.

sue said...

They are really pretty and I acn see why you fell for them. Will you put them in a bedroom do you think? I see them snuggled up with some pretty vintagy bits!

Amanda said...

hmmm... not sure if round or square will do the lovely shape justice, must selina is right on the money with triangle

moose and bird said...

They are such an unusual shape, I've never seen anything like them. You might have to take them with you when you buy your shades as their shape could be a little bit tricky. xo

Kate said...

I have no idea! Sorry. i'm really interested to see what you end up with though.

handmadehappiness said...

hey there........
love love your lamp basses they are a gem and can also see why you fell in love with them i hope you get to see this listing b4 it end's although you did say dollars there so the shipping might be too much but i reckon even with the not so great pic these are a lovely shape and they are very light gold in colour they will defo go oh so well!!!! good luck with your search

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Steph said...

I'g go with a really simple linen shade.... maybe cylindrical? What a great find! :)

Catherine said...

They are beautiful. I love the painted flowers, they are very sweet. I'm not sure what shade would suit best but you've been given some great suggestions I look forward to seeing what you choose.:)

Nantucket Mermaid said...

Those are lovely and so simple. I'm with Kate...I'll be interested to see what you match them up with! Here in the States, you can buy a lamp wiring kit that doesn't cost that much. I used to paint lamps and I remember it wasn't much to rewire them.

Beach Vintage said...

Wow, I think the shades should be plain as can be, to show off the beauty of these bases.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Wow that an interesting shape and great pattern. I think simple shades might be best, perhaps highlight those lovely colours in the pattern. Thanks so much for playing.
Sophie x

Sarah said...

Lovely. I can't help with the rewiring but how about making some shades? I see them in a bright golden yellow or Olive green? But that's just me! Happy refurb!

Kellie Collis said...

Fabulous find! xx